Cast & Crew
Director/Producer Kemal Yildirim
Kemal is an award winning filmmaker, producer and director of ROSE who has developed the film into a feature length project with writer Stephen Loveless.
A director who creates characters that an audience can follow and believe in and uses a range of techniques to achieve absolute realism including the Meisner/Mike Leigh techniques.
Kemal is able to realise the film based on a true story with the much appreciated support from his home town Northampton, he will also be setting up a charity foundation in aid of issues that are raised within the film.
Kemal's director credits include: 'Silent Cradle', 'Ticket Collector', 'Raven', 'Tales of the Dead', 'Secrets', 'Flicker', 'Shades of a Killer' and 'End Transmission'. Kemal's producer credits include the films above plus 'The Turning', 'Psychopaths' and 'Tortured'.
Helen Clifford as ROSE
Rose is a prostitute and a seemingly insignificant single mother and junkie. Rose knows only the moment and in every one of those moments she feels her flesh like a butcher handles meat. Her flesh bleeds and burns, her flesh is pain, her flesh earns her money to get things that hide the pain for a short, stolen brightness.
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Mike Mitchell as BLONDIE
BLONDIE is Rose's pimp, a crimelord and czar of his kingdom Hellville. Blondie is a man who takes no prisoners and rules his kingdom with an iron fist until one day his empire starts to collapse, and the catalyst is one of his whores, Rose.
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Patrick Regis as TONY
Rose's lover and Blondie's right-hand man, the only man Blondie trusts to call 'friend'. As Blondie's chief enforcer Tony helps run the Hellville Club, he is also a bare-knuckle boxer, the fading reminder of a missed opportunity as a professional fighter.
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Eileen Daly as YONDRA
An ex-prostitute, one of Blondie's first who now helps run his empire. Yondra understands the way Blondie works and the power he has in Hellville. Yondra has an affinity with Tony who was adopted by her parents and has since been taken under her wing. Yondra is the matriarch of Hellville.
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Chelsea Alcock as ELLIE
The all seeing eye, witness to Hellville in it's purest form and the only innocent victim. Ellie is Rose's seven year old daughter and the reason Rose lives. Ellie is street smart beyond her years and the one man who comes closest to being a father is Tony, the only man she looks up to.
Lucy White as MAGDALENA
A Hellville girl born and raised Magdalena represents the toughness of the street. Blondie's left tenant and one of his main enforcers, under Blondie's wing Magdalena helps govern Hellville. but underneath the surface Magdalena is striving for something more believing that Hellville and Blondie owe her more than they are willing to pay.
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Rami Hilmi as BALDO
Blondie's most loyal subject and the only person in Hellville that knows the real world outside. Of Czech descendant he is a man raised on tough streets that demands respect and feeds off the power held by Blondie's rule.
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Gary Cross as FILTHY MICK
Filthy Mick by name, filth by nature. A Hellvillian through and through and the owner of a greasy spoon cafe on Blondie's turf. Mick bows down to Blondie's rules, he hears all, sees all and is a sneak... a man not to be trusted.
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Natalie Arikan as HANIM ASENA
Alliance nor enemy to Blondie, ruling her own kingdom in Istanbul Turkey akin to Hellville. Blondie has much to learn from Hanim Asena.
Elaine Hartley as Rebs
Gemma Crabtree as Jols
Caroline Ryden as Susan
Genevieve Cleghorn as Laine
Writer Stephen Loveless
'The true story behind Rose has the grit and emotion I have been looking to write for a long time'. Stephen Loveless.
Stephen Loveless is the first winner of the Daphne Du Maurier Literary Prize and the Worldwide Radio Netherlands Audiobook 2008 award amongst other writing prizes. Both his fiction and non-fiction has been internationally published. His first film script Washing Strangers won a First Cut award and was produced by Central TV. As well as a script writer and script editor he has also written for the stage as well as acting and directing for the stage most recently directing three short plays on a national festival tour ending at the Edinburgh Festival 2010.